Relations between Poland and the United States are the strongest ever and Poland can expect the continuation of American investment into the country, Mark Brzezinski, the U.S. ambassador to Poland told the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
Brzezinski praised the Polish government for its readiness to spend on defense and Polish society for helping Ukrainian refugees.
At the same time in Washington, speculation mounted that President Joe Biden may visit Poland on Feb. 24 to mark the first anniversary of the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. According to CNN, White House officials are discussing the possibility of the trip but details are yet to be finalized.
In his interview with PAP, Brzezinski concentrated on U.S. investments such as the construction of the nuclear power station in Poland that will involve U.S. company Westinghouse.
He said that this investment, which will span several years, was a major breakthrough. Meanwhile, Polish-American trade saw its largest increase in 2022. The ambassador also noted other U.S. companies’ billion-dollar investments in Poland, such as Google, and said he expected more such investments in the future.
Brzezinski praised cooperation on security and military issues with the government led by Mateusz Morawiecki. He recalled how Poland acted in a restrained manner when a stray Ukrainian air defense missile hit Polish territory, killing two civilians, amid speculation it might have been a Russian attack. He revealed that the allies had already war-gamed such an eventuality so that they were prepared on how to handle the situation.
The U.S. ambassador agreed that Poland as a nation deserved a Nobel prize for welcoming Ukrainian refugees after the outbreak of war. He said its actions made a great impression on the U.S. government and called Poland a “humanitarian superpower.”
Summing up, Brzezinski said Polish-American relations were the best and closest in history, and expressed his delight that his first year as ambassador had witnessed such progress, even if it was at a time of an unprecedented crisis on Poland’s eastern border.